meaning of bandbox

bandbox meaning in General Dictionary

A light box of pasteboard or slim lumber often cylindrical for keeping ruffs the groups associated with seventeenth century collars hats bonnets etc

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  • a light cylindrical package for holding light articles of outfit (especially hats)
  • A light box of pasteboard or slim timber, generally cylindrical, for holding ruffs (the rings associated with the seventeenth century), collars, caps, bonnets, etc.

bandbox meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A light field of pasteboard or thin wood, often cylindrical, for keeping ruffs (the rings associated with the 17th century), collars, limits, bonnets, etc.


Sentence Examples with the word bandbox

I make a leg for Captain Ahab, and he wears it like a gentleman; but I make a bandbox for Queequeg, and he won't put his head into it.

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